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Off Broadway USAOn ... LP
Atlantic, 1979. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small mark from sticker removal on back.)

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Sextet Of Orchestra USAMack The Knife – And Other Berlin Theatre Songs Of Kurt Weill ... CD
Koch, 1966. Used ... $14.99
The name and cover might be a bit boring, but the record features quite a hip group – a lineup that includes Eric Dolphy and Jerome Richardson on reeds, Nick Travis and Thad Jones on trumpet, Richard Davis on bass, and John Lewis on piano – all committed modernists, but in very different ways! As the title implies, the work here is all from the pen of Kurt Weill – the kind of angular material that really lends itself to the inventive arrangements and unique instrumentation of the record. Dolphy's work on bass clarinet's pretty darn great – and Richardson matches him on the instrument on a few tracks as well – with a very interesting balance of tone that illustrates the difference between both players. Titles include "Bilbao Song", "Mack The Knife", "Havana Song", and "As You Make Your Bed". CD
(Out of print KOCH Jazz pressing.)

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✨✧ USA For Africa/Quincy JonesWe Are The World/Grace ... 7-inch
Columbia, 1985. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Orchestra USA/John Lewis/Coleman HawkinsJazz Journey ... LP
Columbia, Early 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Features solos by John Lewis on piano and Coleman Hawkins on tenor – plus a bit of narration from Skitch Henderson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono 2 eye pressing, with the inner sleeve still sealed.)

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✨✧ Mobb DeepUSA (Aiight Then) (clean, album, inst)/Spread Love (clean, album, inst) ... 12-inch
Loud, 2000. Used (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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People's ChoiceBoogie Down USA ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most successful albums cut by People's Choice during the 70s – and a record that shows them making the same progression from funk to disco as other groups of the time, like BT Express. Yet despite the easily imagined disco that the title might indicate, the album's actually got some great soul tracks – filled with the heavy Philly soul of earlier days, stretched out a bit more professionally thanks to production help from Gamble & Huff. Frankie Brunson's great on vocals and keyboards, and the band grooves hard and tight on most of the album. Tracks include "Do It Any Way You Wanna", "Mickey D's", "Party Is A Groovy Thing", "Don't Send Me Away", and "I'm Leaving You". CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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RiverdalesInvasion USA ... LP
Asian Man, 2009. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Green vinyl pressing, including the insert.)

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Linda RonstadtLiving In The USA ... LP
Asylum, 1978. Sealed Gatefold ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USA ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Very Good+ ... $11.99
The album where Bruce Springsteen really settles in as The Boss – gritty, chest-pumping anthems all the way here on this one! Born In The USA is so exuberant and full of life, even when Bruce is angry –as he is on the title track – his charisma is so strong that you'd be forgiven for thinking he's cheerleading, when he's really criticizing. Strong stuff, even if you might want to skip over couple of overplayed numbers – with "Cover Me", "Darlington County", "I'm On Fire", "I'm Going Down", "My Hometown", "Glory Days", "Born In The USA", "No Surrender", "Bobby Jean", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Working On The Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve & insert.)


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Jule Styne/George Weiss/Frank De VolFreedomland USA ... LP
Columbia, 1960. Very Good ... $3.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(6 eye pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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✨✧ VariousBlack Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. Near Mint- 3LP ... $29.99
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the core of most of these numbers – often modal elements, with especially strong basslines – or earthy percussion with strong Afrocentric inspirations, recast here in the huge wave of jazz experimentation of the 60s and 70s! Most tracks are from those key decades, but he set also features some overlooked gems from the 80s too – and a good deal of these tracks are from albums we hardly ever see anymore these days. As usual, Soul Jazz has done a stunning job with the notes and package – dovetailing with their book of the same name – and tracks include "Second Line March" by David Lee, "Flashback Of Time" by Creative Arts Ensemble, "Chang Chang Chang" by Yusef Lateef, "Utopia & Visions" by Don Cherry, "It's A Trip" by Last Poets, "Universal Spiritual Revolt" by Tyrone Washington, "In The Moog" by Harold McKinney, "Spaces & Things" by Doug Hammond, "Tzaddi Vau (part 1)" by Pheeran Ak Laff, and "Dealin" by Richard Davis. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousHitsville USA – The Motown Singles Collection 1959 to 1971 (4CD box set) ... CD
Motown, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 4 CDs ... $15.99
An early entry into the CD box set format – and a classic collection that features 104 tracks by 36 key artists from Motown Records! CD
(Includes book, too! BMG direct pressing.)

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VariousHitsville USA – The Motown Singles Collection Vol 2 – 1972 to 1992 (4CD box set) ... CD
Motown, 1970s/1980s/Early 90s. Used 4 CDs ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing. Outer box has some edgewear.)

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VariousSoulsville USA – A Celebration Of Stax (3CD set) ... CD
Stax/Craft, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99 24.99
It's been almost 60 years since the Stax Records label forever changed the face of American soul music – and we can think of no better way to celebrate than by dipping into this well-chosen batch of 60 classic tracks from the label's glory days! The whole Stax groove is here – from the early roots of Memphis soul, to the label's breakout crossover moment in the 60s, to their new sense of pride and power in the post-1968 years – all wrapped up in a super-tight 3CD set, without any filler at all! The set moves in roughly chronological order – and covers both the ballads and the groovers, the funky moments and more sophisticated sounds – on titles that include "Jody's Got Your Girl & Gone" by Johnnie Taylor, "Fool In Love" by The Veltones, "Big Bird" by Eddie Floyd, "Private Number" by Judy Clay & William Bell, "I Got A Sure Thing" by Ollie & The Nightingales, "Hey You Get Off My Mountain" by The Dramatics, "Starting All Over Again" by Mel & Tim, "Hearsay" by Soul Children, "Dedicated To The One I Love" by The Temprees, "After Laughter" by Wendy Rene, "Walking The Dog" by Rufus Thomas, "You Don't Miss Your Water" by William Bell, "Tramp" by Otis & Carla, "Walk On By" by Isaac Hayes, "Just Keep On Loving Me" by Johnnie Taylor & Carla Thomas, "What A Man" by Linda Lynell, and "Your Good Thing Is About To End" by Mable John. CD

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VariousSteppin Across The USA – Vol 4 ... CD
Steppin Muzak, 1960s. Used ... $12.99
This volume of the Chicago-based Steppin Across The USA series goes farther back than previous volumes – to the 60s "dusty steppers" sound that first got the city grooving decades ago! The package includes a number of great singles from the Chess, Atlantic, and Motown catalogs – including many that aren't in print elsewhere! Titles include "Oh My Angle" by Bertha Tillman, "Dedicated To You" by Willie Tee, "Oh Cindy" by The Vibrations, "I'm Over You" by Jan Bradley, "Say You" by The Monitors, "Standing On The Dancefloor" by The Isley Brothers, "Let Love Be True" by The Naturals, "Write To Me" by The Isley Brothers, "I Want You I Need You I Love You" by Hector Rivera & The Latin Renaissance, and "I'll Do The Best I Can" by Jame's Phelps. CD
(Out of print. Back artwork has a light crease, but is otherwise great.)

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✨✧ Dave BrubeckDouble Live From The USA & UK ... CD
Telarc, 1995/1998. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD

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✨✧ Art FarmerModern Art (PA USA pressing) ... LP
United Artists/PA USA, 1958. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal session as a leader by the young Art Farmer – recorded for United Artists, and a great set of tight lyrical tunes, played by Farmer in his sparkling style – in a group along with Benny Golson on tenor and Bill Evans on piano. Evans is a special treat here, as the 1958 session was recorded at a time when he was making a fair bit of appearances in various rhythm sections for horn players (like Miles Davis) – and although this role in Evans' career was a short one, it yielded some amazingly beautiful moments, as you'll hear on this album. Art's brother Addison plays bass, and Dave Bailey rounds out the group on drums. Tracks include "Cold Breeze", "Mox Nix", "Jubilation", and "Fair Weather". LP, Vinyl record album
(1983 pressing. Cover has light wear and moisture damage, with a peeled strip at the bottom.)

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✨✧ Redd FoxxRedd Foxx At The Jazzville USA ... LP
Dooto, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early Foxx on Dootoo, delivering his classic blue standup, including "Drinking During Christmas", "Fugg","Our Tennis Shoes", "The Sex Pill", "The In Zipper", "Discharge In Paris", "Eating Little Red Riding Hood", "Looks Like Sex", "Settling Out Of Court", "Shave Your Hair", "Mice In The Toilet" and "1,000 Legs And A Cherry". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Henri RenaudRapporte Des USA Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Vogue (France), Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic French Vogue recording that has Parisian pianist Henri Renaud playing with a group of American all-stars, like Milt Jackson, Jay Jay Johnson, Al Cohn, and Percy Heath. The set's a prime example of the firey crossover bop that was being laid down on the left bank when American jazz players would meet up with the best that Paris had to offer – and as you'll hear on tracks like "I'll Remember April", "Jay Jay's Blues", and "Jerry Old Man", there's very little lost in the translation! LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing with obi!)

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✨✧ Muyei PowerSierra Leone In 70s USA (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hip group from Sierra Leone – but one who recorded these tracks in the US during the late 70s – which makes for a very unusual hybrid of sounds! The group's original approach was to update regional sounds from their nation, and avoid some of the more commercial cover versions of Anglo hits on the market – but over the years they played a fair bit on the Canary Islands, and then on the west coast of the US – and seemed to pick up a range of funky influences in the process! The result is a sound that's rooted in Africa, but peppered with lots of skittish rhythms and fast instrumental riffing – a bit like some of the post-colonial work on the London and Paris scenes of the time, but a bit different too. The cuts here were all originally issued in the US on the Makossa label – that hotbed of cross-cultural creativity – and titles include "Bi Loko", "Yamba Sowe", "Wali Bena", "Be Patient", and "Ben Ben Bee". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousBlack Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the core of most of these numbers – often modal elements, with especially strong basslines – or earthy percussion with strong Afrocentric inspirations, recast here in the huge wave of jazz experimentation of the 60s and 70s! Most tracks are from those key decades, but he set also features some overlooked gems from the 80s too – and a good deal of these tracks are from albums we hardly ever see anymore these days. As usual, Soul Jazz has done a stunning job with the notes and package – dovetailing with their book of the same name – and tracks include "Second Line March" by David Lee, "Flashback Of Time" by Creative Arts Ensemble, "Chang Chang Chang" by Yusef Lateef, "Utopia & Visions" by Don Cherry, "It's A Trip" by Last Poets, "Universal Spiritual Revolt" by Tyrone Washington, "In The Moog" by Harold McKinney, "Spaces & Things" by Doug Hammond, "Tzaddi Vau (part 1)" by Pheeran Ak Laff, and "Dealin" by Richard Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition includes download!)
Also available Black Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Native SonCoast To Coast – Native Son Live In USA (with bonus track) ... CD
JVC (Japan), 1980. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Sublime live work from this legendary fusion combo – a group who were to Japanese jazz what the Crusaders were to the US at the end of the 70s! The album features the group recorded live in the US – working in especially soulful territory that features lots of Fender Rhodes and clavinet from Takehiro Honda – plus great horn lines that flow, soar, and sparkle wonderfully with a perfect balance between tightness and soulful expression. This Japanese version features the full double-length album – not issued in the US – with a total of 9 tracks that include "Coke Screw", "Jay Walk", "Super Safari", "Autumn Dreams", "Racing Around", "Wind Jammer", and "Orange Sunrise". CD
(K2 HD Pro Mastering – HQ CD!)
 
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BuckinghamsSummertime/Don't Want To Cry ... 7-inch
USA, 1967. Very Good ... $19.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some pen and a drillhole.)

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Clare Fischer & Salsa PicanteClare Fischer & Salsa Picante Present 2+2 ... LP
MPS/PA USA, 1980. Near Mint- ... $4.99
One of the grooviest albums that Clare Fischer ever recorded – featuring his electric Latin fusion group Salsa Picante, fronted by a two-man/two-woman vocal quartet who give the album kind of a "Brasil 66 meets Singers Unlimited" kind of sound! Fisher is on Fender Rhodes, and the group features Poncho Sanchez on conga, percussion by Alex Acuna, and some great reed work by Gary Foster. Tracks include "Du Du", "Legacy", "Guajira Pa La Jeva", "Funiquado", "Melancolico", and a great version of Fischer's excellent "Morning", one of his best and most-recorded compositions! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing.)

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High SocietyI Can't Believe/You Can't Hide The Real You ... 7-inch
USA, Early 70s. Good ... $49.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some noise and crackles. Label has initials in pen.)

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Christopher LennertzClive Barker Presents Saint Sinner – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
USA/La La Land, 2002. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe Locascio with Chet BakerSleepless ... LP
PA USA, Mid 80s. Sealed ... $19.99
One of the more unusual late entries in the Chet Baker catalog – a set done with Joe Locascio on piano and keyboards, plus guest vocals on one track from Terri Meason! LP, Vinyl record album

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Alphonse MouzonMorning Sun ... LP
PA USA, 1981. Sealed ... $9.99
Funky drummer Alphonse Mouzon makes the move from heavy fusion into smooth modern soul – and unlike later, weaker efforts, this one sparkles with a strong blend of smooth jazz, 80s groove, and some nice mellow production. Players include Herbie Hancock, Paul Jackson Jr, Lee Ritenour, and Freddie Hubbard – plus the Seawind Horns, a good match, as the album's got a similar feel to some of the best work by Seawind. Titles include "Tell Me", "If Tomorrow Comes", "I'm Glad That You're Here", "Just Because of You", and "Morning Sun". LP, Vinyl record album

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RivierasLet's Have A Party ... LP
USA, 1964. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Titles include "California Sun", "Oh Boy", "HB Goose Step", "Rockin Robin", "Killer Joe", and "Twist & Shout". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cut corner, light wear and aging, and a lightly bent corner.)

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✨✧ Judy RobertsYou Are There ... LP
PA USA, 1985. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Always-great work from sunny singer Judy Roberts – and an album with some real surprises! The overall sound is perhaps a bit more electric, and a bit smoother than some of Roberts' earlier albums – but given the sweetness of Judy's tone, the style actually works pretty darn nicely to bring out her best qualities. The album features some surprisingly nice covers – like a vocal version of the "Star Trek" theme (?!) that actually sounds pretty great, and a funky take on The Ohio Players' "Sweet Sticky Thing" – next to some even better jazzy numbers, like "Molly's Samba", "Finding Good Rules To Live By", "Rio De Janeiro", and a sublime reading of "Poinciana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has clear tape on the spine.)

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SeymourPeg O My Heart/Tea For Two ... 7-inch
USA, 1958. Very Good ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Willie DixonMighty Earthquake & Hurricane ... LP
PA USA, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Freda PayneFreda Payne In Stockholm ... LP
USA, Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After hitting big with her Invictus hits in the early 70s, Freda returns to her jazz roots here in this obscure session released by the tiny USA label in Chicago. The material was recorded with 2 different groups – one a large orchestra arranged and conducted by Swedish jazz musician Bengt-Arne Wallin, the other a small soul jazz combo led by Don Gardner and Dee Dee Ford. The Don & Dee Dee material is the best – and includes bluesy versions of "More", "On Broadway", and "It's Time". The Swedish stuff is a bit more complicated – and includes the cuts "Bluesette", "Who Can I Turn To", and "False Love". Produced by Chi soul promoter Jimmy Van Leer – and possibly recorded much earlier, and issued after her fame on Invictus. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Bob Kuban & The In-MenCheater/Try Me Baby ... 7-inch
Musicland USA, 1965. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red white & blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Billy Mitchell & John BolivarBilly Mitchell & John Bolivar Live – All Night Long ... CD
USA, 1993. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Didier LockwoodLive In Montreux ... LP
PA USA, 1980. Used ... Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing on Disques JMS.)
 
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James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... LP
King, 1965. Good+ ... $16.99
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the beat" style of funk that would dominate all of James' work in years to come – that amazing groove that completely turned soul music on its ear – and paved the way for generations to come! The result is a startling sound that forever changed the face of groove – and you'll hear it nicely placed on this album, along with great cuts like "Cross Firing", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Doin The Limbo", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono black label pressing. Cover has light surface wear & a split bottom seam.)

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Dorival CaymmiVoice & Guitar Of Brazil's Great Dorival Caymmi ... LP
Capitol, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
A very nice album of tracks from this legendary Brazilian singer/songwriter – and one that has some great larger orchestrations, which gives the cuts an almost bossa-like sound. The record claims to have been recorded in Brazil, but it also says "produced for the USA by Dave Dexter", who was one of Capitol's big wigs in LA. We don't know if that means that the lively arrangements were added later – but who cares, as long as there's nice songs like "Rosa Morena", "Acontece Que Eu Sou Baiano", "O Dengo Que A Nega Tem", and "O Que E Que A Baiana Tem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Rainbow label mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Stelvio CiprianiRhythmical Movement (with bonus download) ... LP
Sugar/Cinedelic (Italy), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Rhythmical movement is our favorite kind of movement – especially when it's done right, which it definitely is in the hands of Italian soundtrack maestro Stelvio Cipriani – who turns in some wonderful grooves for this rare sound library set! The album's got a funky vibe that matches some of Cipriani's best film score material from the late 70s from the keyboard-heavy cuts that he used in both love and comedy scores, to some of the more upbeat disco sounds he'd bring out for other films – although the album's pretty darn upbeat overall, and definitely lives up to the movement-heavy promise of the title! Most tracks are instrumental, with nice funky currents and keyboards – and titles include "What Can I Do", "Brasil Connection", "Living & Loving", "Don't Tamper With My Things", "Burglar Proof", "Percussion Gun", and "Chicago USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Corner of cover has a very slight bump from shipping – but a very minor issue.)

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Golliwogs (Creedence Clearwater Revival)Fight Fire – The Complete Recordings 1964 to 1967 ... CD
Fantasy/Craft, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Fantastic freaky sounds by The Golliwogs – the group who later morphed into Creedence Clearwater Revival – but who already sound pretty great themselves! The style is close to Creedence, but nicely different too – much more garage rock overall, with the vocals of John Fogerty maybe tuned more towards a sound used by The Animals – although his guitar work also has plenty of fuzz! There's a definite influence from R&B, but maybe not as pronounced as in later years – and all the charms of CCR are clearly bubbling right there under the surface. The tracks were all recorded by Fantasy Records in the early days, and for years were considered something of a footnote to their later fame – but taken together here, they're more than strong enough to stand on their own. This new Craft presentation is the best they've ever looked, too – as the package has very detailed notes, and information on all the original recordings – with 23 titles that include "You Came Walking", "Little Tina", "Don't Tell Me No Lies", "Brown Eyed Girl", "Fight Fire", "Walking On The Water", "You Can't Be True", "She Was Mine", "Gonna Hang Around", "Call It Pretending", "Little Girl", and even an "Action USA Spot". CD
Also available Fight Fire – The Complete Recordings 1964 to 1967 ... LP 24.99

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Golliwogs (Creedence Clearwater Revival)Fight Fire – The Complete Recordings 1964 to 1967 ... LP
Fantasy/Craft, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 29.99
Fantastic freaky sounds by The Golliwogs – the group who later morphed into Creedence Clearwater Revival – but who already sound pretty great themselves! The style is close to Creedence, but nicely different too – much more garage rock overall, with the vocals of John Fogerty maybe tuned more towards a sound used by The Animals – although his guitar work also has plenty of fuzz! There's a definite influence from R&B, but maybe not as pronounced as in later years – and all the charms of CCR are clearly bubbling right there under the surface. The tracks were all recorded by Fantasy Records in the early days, and for years were considered something of a footnote to their later fame – but taken together here, they're more than strong enough to stand on their own. This new Craft presentation is the best they've ever looked, too – as the package has very detailed notes, and information on all the original recordings – with 23 titles that include "You Came Walking", "Little Tina", "Don't Tell Me No Lies", "Brown Eyed Girl", "Fight Fire", "Walking On The Water", "You Can't Be True", "She Was Mine", "Gonna Hang Around", "Call It Pretending", "Little Girl", and even an "Action USA Spot". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fight Fire – The Complete Recordings 1964 to 1967 ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Freddy Merkle GroupJazz Under The Dome ... LP
Vik/RCA, 1957. Very Good ... $9.99
A great little session of chamber-type jazz – and the only record we've ever seen by drummer Freddy Merkle. The set is very much in the manner of some of the other tightly-arranged RCA sessions from the mid 50s – with a style that's kind of "New York modern", in a similar mode to the work of Hal McKusick. Pianist Bill Potts wrote and arranged the sessions, and most tracks are relatively short, but still have strong breakaway solos. Half the material's played by a 10-tet, and the rest are played by Merkle's core quintet, with Potts on piano and Earl Swope on trombone. Titles include "Proto Cool", "Shhhh!", "DC Current", "Lunch Box", "Pernod 806", and "Pottsville, USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove.)

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Steve Miller BandSailor (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Capitol, 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A classic set that really helps put the Steve Miller sound on the map – a wonderful blend of tightness and easy going energy that makes the group one of the greatest things going from San Francisco at the time! Some tunes have this burning quality that's completely sublime – while others still preserve some of the looser jamming energy that spawned the group – those heady waves of sound that Miller and Scaggs really helped filter down for a whole new generation! Titles include the brilliant "Living In The USA", plus "Song For Our Ancestors", "Dear Mary", "Quicksilver Girl", "Gangster Of Love", and "Overdrive". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles MingusChanges Two ... LP
Atlantic, 1975. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A great little 70s session from Mingus – the second part of the Changes set, some of his best work from the time, and recorded with a small group that includes George Adams, Don Pullen, and Jack Walrath. Tracks are long, with that late love of Ellington that Mingus was developing – and titles include "Free Cell Block F, Tis Nazi USA", "Black Bats & Poles", "For Harry Carney", and "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love", which features a guest appearance by Marcus Belgrave. LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles MingusPassions Of A Man – Anthology Of His Atlantic Recordings ... LP
Atlantic, Late 50s/1960s/1970s. Near Mint- 3LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Comprehensive 3 LP set that covers the full range of Mingus' great recordings for Atlantic, including stuff from many hard to find albums that you won't find easily on LP. The track list is virtually a catalog of his greatest recordings, with 18 tracks in all: "Pithecanthropus Erectus", "Profile Of Jackie", "Haitian Fight Song", "Reincarnation Of A Lovebird", 'Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting", "Cryin' Blues", "Devil Woman", "Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am", "Passions Of A Woman Loved", "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love", "Better Git Hit In Your Sould", "Tonight At Noon", "Sue's Changes", "Canon", "Free Cell Block F, 'Tis Nazi USA", "Goodbye, Porkpie Hat", "Passions Of A Man" and the spoken word number "Mingus On Mingus" which is Mingus himself looking back on his career. Well done liner notes, too, in a nice tri-fold gatefold package. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Night Blooming JazzmenNight Blooming Jazzmen ... CD
Mainstream/Solid (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the funkiest records ever cut under the direction of Leonard Feather – a sweetly grooving little set that's filled with tight changes and lots of soulful riffing! Feather wrote and arranged the date, but the real strength here is the players – Mainstream Records hipsters who include Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Charles Kynard on organ, Paul Humphrey on drums, Freddy Robinson on guitar, and Ernie Watts on sax and flute – plus a bit of vocal work from Kitty Doswell, although the album's predominantly a vocal one. There's almost a soundtrack jazz feel to some of the best cuts here – tunes that are funky, but not in an over-the-top sort of way – with subtleties and sophistication that really keep the album fresh. The set kicks off with "Nam M'Yoho Ren'ge Yo", which has a good groove, and a nice tight break at the beginning – and other tracks include "The Night Blooming Jazmen", "Donte's Inferno", and "Funkville USA". CD

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Pointer SistersPointer Sisters/That's A Plenty (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Blue Thumb/Soulmusic.com (UK), 1973/1981. New Copy 2CD ... $15.99
Two early classics from the Pointer Sisters – with bonus tracks too! First up is the fantastic debut of The Pointer Sisters – an album that's a lot deeper than most of their crossover pop from years to come! At the time of the album's release, the trio were a badass group of female singers on the Bay Area scene – out to redefine the role of the girl group in soul – working not only with righteous power that was a real change from modes of the 60s – but also this trans-temporal quality that had them reaching back with ease for references from decades past, which also includes a surprising amount of jazz! The highlight here is the group's classic funky break version of Allen Toussaint's "Yes We Can Can" – and other titles include "Naked Food", "Wang Dang Doodle", "Sugar", "Pains & Tears", "Jada", "River Boulevard", and "Cloudburst". That's A Plenty is a wonderfully retro-styled set from the Pointer Sisters – one that has the group singing in a variety of older jazz modes, but which also mixes in a nice dose of heavy funk as well! The format's an odd one, but very typical of the group's genre-blending style – of the sort that first got them noticed strongly in the early 70s, then helped them bridge out to a wide variety of audiences later in the decade. Styles include bop, swing, and even a bit of trad jazz – plus some bluesier funk on the best numbers – and the album features an incredible 8 minute version of "Love In Them There Hills", done in a sweet 70s electric style! Other tracks include "Grinning In Your Face", "Little Pony", "Fairytale", "Black Coffee", "Shaky Flat Blues", and "That's A Plenty/Surfeit USA". CD features bonus single versions of "Steam Heat", "Yes We Can Can", "Wang Dang Doodle", "Love In Them There Hills", and "Fairytale". CD

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✨✧ Sun Ra & OthersSingles – The Definitive 45s Collection Vol 1 – 1952 to 1961 (3LP set) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 3LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A whole new side of the talents of Sun Ra – especially if you only know the longer-style jams on some of his albums from the 60s and 70s! From the very start of his career, Ra was every bit as interested in issuing music on 45s as he was on albums – and in fact, at some of the more desperate times, the 7" single turned out to be a very affordable format to try out new ideas – including some great projects with other artists! The array of work presented here is stunning – as the set includes some very up-close and personal moments with Ra on record, plus some tight jazzy tracks from the Arkestra, surprising vocal group material designed to crack the R&B market, and some especially cool projects with other singers too. The package is put together with very detailed notes on all the singles – and while the bulk of this material comes from the key Arkestra years of the late 50s through the early 80s, there's also a few tracks from other dates too – including a handful of songs that were only issued as 45s in later years. Vinyl Part 1 is a 3LP set that focuses on the earliest years – with a total of 35 tracks in all – and titles include "Chicago USA" by The Nu Sounds, "I'm Coming Home" by Billie Hawkins, "Softalk" by Sun Ra, "Demon's Lullaby" by Le Sun Ra, "It's Christmas Time" by The Qualities, "M Uck M Uck (Matt Matt)" by Yochanan, "Bye Bye" by The Cosmic Rays, "October" by Sun Ra, "Adventur In Space" by Sun Ra, "Back In Your Own Backyard" by Hattie Randolph, "The Sun One" by Yochanan, "Dreaming" by The Cosmic Rays, "The Sun Man Speaks" by Yochanan, "Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie" by The Cosmic Rays, "Last Call For Love" by Billie Hawkins, and "Super Blonde" by Sun Ra. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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SuicideZero Hour ... CD
Red Star, 1978. Used ... $14.99
Fine live recordings from New York and Berlin made in 1978 with "Rocket USA", "Cheree", "Ghost Rider", and "96 Tears". CD
(Out of print.)

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Sylvie VartanSylvie Vartan En Anglais – Et En Americain ... CD
RCA/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Sylvie Vartan was one of the grooviest singers in France during the 60s – part of that great wave of female talent that also included Francoise Hardy and France Gall – and although her French recordings are very well-remembered and reissued, she also cut a number of more obscure English language tracks at the time! This collection is the first to focus on those gems – work recorded in New York, Nashville, and London – all different spots directed by RCA, where Sylvie picked up new grooves, different production, and some styles that really expanded her sound! Almost all the numbers here still have that swinging 60s French pop approach – mod at times, slinky at others – but the shift to English lyrics makes for a mighty nice change – and opens the singers charms to an even bigger audience than ever. CD features 25 tracks, detailed notes, and even includes a few unissued titles from the time – with tunes that include "Love Has Laid His Hands On Me", "Whirlpool", "Gonna Cry", "Run For The Sun", "USA", "I Heard Somebody Say", "Another Heart", "He Understands Me", "It's Not A Game", and "I Wish You Well". CD

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✨✧ Ruby Velle & The SoulphonicsStage Of All Things ... CD
Soulphonics, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Ruby Velle's got one of those voices that will no doubt make her huge – soaring and powerful, right from the very first notes – with a capable confidence that could probably take on just about any style of music, but which is especially great here in the company of the Soulphonics combo! There's definitely an influence here from older soul music – particularly southern deep soul – but the presentation is much more contemporary, although manages to be that way without resorting to modern production or hip hop elements in the rhythms. Titles include "Love Less Blind", "Who Closed The Book", "Lost Lady USA", "I Tried", "Call Out My Name", "Used Me Again", "Broken Woman", and "State Of All Things". CD
Also available Stage Of All Things (with download) ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Ruby Velle & The SoulphonicsStage Of All Things (with download) ... LP
Soulphonics, 2018. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
Ruby Velle's got one of those voices that will no doubt make her huge – soaring and powerful, right from the very first notes – with a capable confidence that could probably take on just about any style of music, but which is especially great here in the company of the Soulphonics combo! There's definitely an influence here from older soul music – particularly southern deep soul – but the presentation is much more contemporary, although manages to be that way without resorting to modern production or hip hop elements in the rhythms. Titles include "Love Less Blind", "Who Closed The Book", "Lost Lady USA", "I Tried", "Call Out My Name", "Used Me Again", "Broken Woman", and "State Of All Things". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Stage Of All Things ... CD 14.99

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VariousBest Of De-Lite – Can You Feel It ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Killer sounds from a legendary label – a famous east coast imprint that was equally great at disco and funk – and who could do an especially great job of fusing both of them together! De-Lite is best known as the initial home of Kool & The Gang, but the label also had an array of fantastic funk acts who were every bit as great – and every bit as well-skilled on funky instrumentation! De-Lite artists always had a way of being razor sharp, but never sounding too slick or smooth – as you'll hear in this excellent collection of cuts that includes "Funky Granny" by Everyday People, "Can You Feel It (part 1)" by Rhythm Makers, "Never Gonna Let You Go" by Made In The USA, "Maybe If I Leave You" by Richmond International, "Far Out" by Crown Heights Affair, "Casanova" by Coffee, "I Believe In Music" by Kay-Gees, "Can You Do It On Skates" by Citi, "Give The Gift Of Music" by Motivation, "Mighty Body" by Leon Bryant, "Never Get Enough Of Your Love" by Street People, "Woe Is Me" by The Dynamics, and "I Wanna Give You Tomorrow" by Benny Troy. CD

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VariousLet's Do The Boogaloo ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A set that really gets at the full spectrum of the boogaloo groove – not just the Spanish Harlem sounds of the Latin Soul generation – but also the deeper roots of the style from across the USA! "Boogaloo" is a term that most folks use to refer to that New York uptown fusion of Latin rhythms and soulful vocals – and while the NYC styles were key to its fame, the music also burst forth from lots of points west, too – and came together in a flurry of fast rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and hard-driving vocals that made for a completely infectious blend! This package is a fantastic testament to that mad musical moment – and is overflowing with a selection of gems that goes way past the obvious – not the Fania Records catalog that usually shows up on other boogaloo releases, but a huge batch of tracks from small labels and indie singles too. Titles include "Skate Boogaloo & Karate Too" by Lee Harris, "Block Party" by Jimmy Castor, "Boogaloo #3" by Roy Lee Johnson, "Do The Boo-Ga-Loo (part 1)" by Tom & Jerroo, "Playing It Cool" by Hector Rivera, "Ready Steady Go" by Prince & Princess, "Bar Kays Boogaloo" by The Bar-Kays, "What I Feel" by Richie & The PS 54 School Yard, "Have Some Boogaloo" by Timmy Thomas, "Bugalu" by Charlie Palmieri, "Boogaloo (part 1)" by The Bob & Earl Band, "Me & You Doing The Boogaloo" by Lou Courtney, "Boogaloo Zoo" by Shirley Butler, "Bugaloo Party" by Harold & Connie, "Boogaloo Investigator" by The Exotics, "Funky Funky Boogalo" by Jimmy Brown, and "Let's Do The Funky Boogaloo (part 1)" by Barry Jones. CD
Also available Let's Do The Boogaloo ... LP 21.99

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VariousLet's Do The Boogaloo ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99 22.99
A set that really gets at the full spectrum of the boogaloo groove – not just the Spanish Harlem sounds of the Latin Soul generation – but also the deeper roots of the style from across the USA! "Boogaloo" is a term that most folks use to refer to that New York uptown fusion of Latin rhythms and soulful vocals – and while the NYC styles were key to its fame, the music also burst forth from lots of points west, too – and came together in a flurry of fast rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and hard-driving vocals that made for a completely infectious blend! This package is a fantastic testament to that mad musical moment – and is overflowing with a selection of gems that goes way past the obvious – not the Fania Records catalog that usually shows up on other boogaloo releases, but a huge batch of tracks from small labels and indie singles too. Titles include "Skate Boogaloo & Karate Too" by Lee Harris, "Block Party" by Jimmy Castor, "Boogaloo #3" by Roy Lee Johnson, "Do The Boo-Ga-Loo (part 1)" by Tom & Jerroo, "Playing It Cool" by Hector Rivera, "Ready Steady Go" by Prince & Princess, "Bar Kays Boogaloo" by The Bar-Kays, "What I Feel" by Richie & The PS 54 School Yard, "Have Some Boogaloo" by Timmy Thomas, "Bugalu" by Charlie Palmieri, "Boogaloo (part 1)" by The Bob & Earl Band, "Me & You Doing The Boogaloo" by Lou Courtney, "Boogaloo Zoo" by Shirley Butler, "Bugaloo Party" by Harold & Connie, "Boogaloo Investigator" by The Exotics, "Funky Funky Boogalo" by Jimmy Brown, and "Let's Do The Funky Boogaloo (part 1)" by Barry Jones. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Let's Do The Boogaloo ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ ClashClash ... LP
Epic, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most stunning debut albums of the 70s – and a set that burst on the scene with a sound that summed up a generation, but which had never been heard this clearly before! This self-titled Clash album was different from other landmarks of the time – work by the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and others – as the group had a sense of raw power, but also a tunefulness too – a way of pushing their message into territory that others wouldn't have reached – with tunes that were as surprisingly hummable as they were politically correct! There's a bit less Jamaican influence here than in later Clash years, but that quality is still present somewhat – and over the years, this is definitely a set we can return to again and again – with no sense of apology or outdated ideals at all. Nearly every cut's a classic – and titles include "Janie Jones", "Career Opportunities", "Police & Thieves", "Garageland", "Clash City Rockers", "I Fought The Law", "White Riot", "London's Burning", "White Man In Hammersmith Palais", and "I'm So Bored With The USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(US white label promo with Sterling stamp, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has very light wear and a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Serge GainsbourgGainsbourg Percussions ... LP
Philips (France), 1964. Used (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy groovy groovy! A rare early session by Serge Gainsbourg, recorded with French jazz great Alain Gouraguer – and done with a really wonderful Latin-esque sound! The album's one of Serge's greatest from the early years – a sublime blend of Left Bank jazz and American Latin rhythms – all topped off by Gainsbourg's darkly compelling vocals. Gouraguer's especially great on the set – creating these moody and rhythmic passages that are really Serge's first attempt to hit a groove! Titles include "New York USA", "Coco & Co", "Les Sambassadeurs", "Machins Choses", "Les Yeux Doux", "Pauvre Lola", "Quand Mon", "Tatou Jeremie", and more! LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on 4 Men With Beards.)

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✨✧ Jah ThomasStop Yu Loafin ... LP
Greensleeves, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A classic bit of Greensleeves deejay mastery from Jah Thomas! Stop Yu Loafin is especially notable as the proper full length debut on Jah Thomas, after Jah honed has deejay style for a solid couple of years prior – and it's also a landmark early album on the Greensleeves label. Beyond the historical relevance, it's simply a great record – with one top notch cut after another! Thomas is at his mightiest here, and doing it over unstoppable Revolutionaries rhythms. Includes "Stop Yu Loafin", "Black Star Liner", "Love And Happiness", "Bicycle Skank", "Send Me The Pillow", "Uncle Lester", "Mr Nkruma", "Landlord", "My Jamaican Girl"a nd "Sister Dawn". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued top seam and a Greensleeves USA sticker on back.)

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✨✧ SuicideSuicide ... LP
Red Star/Superior Viaduct, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Frankie, Frankie – OW! Take a broken-down synth, some crazy vocals, and a rich sense of imagination – and you've got one of the seminal groups of the New York scene of the early punk years. Suicide were a key bridge between earlier prog underground sounds and the art-rock punk styles that were coming out of New York in the late 70s – and one that was in a space that was completely their own – and still is, after all the decades since the release of this record! With this one landmark album, the band completely dismantled the cold German prog synth of groups like Kraftwerk, La Dusseldorf, and Tangerine Dream – and created a wild sound of spare anguish that brought a whole new dimension to punk rock. The album has got to be one of the top 50 "must have" rock records of all time – and titles include the cuts "Ghost Rider", "Rocket USA", "Johnny", "Frankie Teardrop", "Che", and "Cheree". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Nat Dove & The DevilsPetey Wheatstraw ... LP
Magic Disc/Dolemite, 1977. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the funkiest blacksploitation soundtracks of the 70s – a rare indie gem from Nat Dove & The Devils! Dove's got a style that's a lot rougher and rootsier than other soundtrack artists of the 70s – an approach that's more based in the modes of the indie funk underground of the time, and less in the more polished studio funk you'd find on bigger film releases. The grit in the grooves is wonderfully welcome here – and it's a quality that really sets this one apart from the pack, and keeps it in heavy rotation over the years! Most of the tracks on here are instrumentals, and a few of the cuts have vocals by Mary Love – and titles include "Joy", "Petey Wheatstraw", "Steve's Den", Junkie Chase", "Zombie March", "Ghetto Street USA", and "Loving You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sun Ra & OthersSingles – The Definitive 45s Collection 1952 to 1991 (3CD set) ... CD
Strut (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
A whole new side of the talents of Sun Ra – especially if you only know the longer-style jams on some of his albums from the 60s and 70s! From the very start of his career, Ra was every bit as interested in issuing music on 45s as he was on albums – and in fact, at some of the more desperate times, the 7" single turned out to be a very affordable format to try out new ideas – including some great projects with other artists! The array of work presented here is stunning – as the set includes some very up-close and personal moments with Ra on record, plus some tight jazzy tracks from the Arkestra, surprising vocal group material designed to crack the R&B market, and some especially cool projects with other singers too. The package is put together with very detailed notes on all the singles – and while the bulk of this material comes from the key Arkestra years of the late 50s through the early 80s, there's also a few tracks from other dates too – including a handful of songs that were only issued as 45s in later years. 3CD set features a stunning 65 tracks in all – and titles include "Chicago USA" by The Nu Sounds, "I'm Coming Home" by Billie Hawkins, "Softalk" by Sun Ra, "Demon's Lullaby" by Le Sun Ra, "It's Christmas Time" by The Qualities, "M Uck M Uck (Matt Matt)" by Yochanan, "Bye Bye" by The Cosmic Rays, "October" by Sun Ra, "Adventur In Space" by Sun Ra, "Back In Your Own Backyard" by Hattie Randolph, "The Sun One" by Yochanan, "Dreaming" by The Cosmic Rays, "The Sun Man Speaks" by Yochanan, "Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie" by The Cosmic Rays, "Last Call For Love" by Billie Hawkins, and "Super Blonde" by Sun Ra. CD
Also available Singles – The Definitive 45s Collection Vol 1 – 1952 to 1961 (3LP set) ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Sun Ra & OthersSingles – The Definitive 45s Collection Vol 1 – 1952 to 1961 (3LP set – with download) ... LP
Strut (UK), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A whole new side of the talents of Sun Ra – especially if you only know the longer-style jams on some of his albums from the 60s and 70s! From the very start of his career, Ra was every bit as interested in issuing music on 45s as he was on albums – and in fact, at some of the more desperate times, the 7" single turned out to be a very affordable format to try out new ideas – including some great projects with other artists! The array of work presented here is stunning – as the set includes some very up-close and personal moments with Ra on record, plus some tight jazzy tracks from the Arkestra, surprising vocal group material designed to crack the R&B market, and some especially cool projects with other singers too. The package is put together with very detailed notes on all the singles – and while the bulk of this material comes from the key Arkestra years of the late 50s through the early 80s, there's also a few tracks from other dates too – including a handful of songs that were only issued as 45s in later years. Vinyl Part 1 is a 3LP set that focuses on the earliest years – with a total of 35 tracks in all – and titles include "Chicago USA" by The Nu Sounds, "I'm Coming Home" by Billie Hawkins, "Softalk" by Sun Ra, "Demon's Lullaby" by Le Sun Ra, "It's Christmas Time" by The Qualities, "M Uck M Uck (Matt Matt)" by Yochanan, "Bye Bye" by The Cosmic Rays, "October" by Sun Ra, "Adventur In Space" by Sun Ra, "Back In Your Own Backyard" by Hattie Randolph, "The Sun One" by Yochanan, "Dreaming" by The Cosmic Rays, "The Sun Man Speaks" by Yochanan, "Daddy's Gonna Tell You No Lie" by The Cosmic Rays, "Last Call For Love" by Billie Hawkins, and "Super Blonde" by Sun Ra. LP, Vinyl record album
(Special vinyl mastering – includes rare artwork, notes, and information on all the titles!)
Also available Singles – The Definitive 45s Collection Vol 1 – 1952 to 1961 (3LP set) ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ Terry AllenLubbock (On Everything) (deluxe edition) ... CD
Fate/Paradise Of Bachelors, 1978. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from Terry Allen – one of the key underground Texas talents who were helping transform the style of country music in the 70s – and one of the few who maybe never fully got his due! Terry's from the same scene as David Allen Coe, Billy Joe Shaver, and Guy Clark, but his music is much more underground than theirs – maybe only ever designed to be put forth in an intimate club setting, late in the night – where the very conversational style of Allen's songs almost make them feel like barroom musings of a cat who's seen a heck of a lot of life on this planet, but still very able to peer into the souls of those he comes across. This double-length set is Allen's masterpiece – originally issued on a small pressing back in the 70s, and very much an alt-country relic – but from a time when such a thing didn't even exist. Titles include "Cocktails For Three", "High Plains Jamboree", "Amarillo Highway", "Lubbock Woman", "Rendezvous USA", "The Girl Who Danced Oklahoma", "Truckload Of Art", and "The Pink & Black Song". Great reissue – with corrected sound, and a huge booklet of notes on Allen – with essays by David Byrne and others. CD
 
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Big Band De LausanneDuke Ellington's Sacred Music ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 2000. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
... CD
(Small cutout notch through spine.)

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Dusan BogdanovicWorlds – Solo Guitar ... CD
MA, 1990. Used ... $6.99
... CD

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Clarence Gatemouth BrownBack To Bogalusa ... CD
Blue Thumb, 2001. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print. CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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Stanley CowellMusa ... LP
Strata East/Everland (Austria), 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99
A solo piano set from Strata East mainman Stanley Cowell – but a record that's got enough soul and spirituality to rival a full group recording! Although working alone here, Cowell's touch on the keys is astounding – often flowing and highly rhythmic, with a pulsating sense of energy that makes even the mellower tracks sparkle with soulful imagination. A number of tracks are intimate explorations of themes heard more famously on albums done with Charles Tolliver – but which come alive in a whole new way here in Stanley's solo setting! Most work here is on acoustic piano, but Cowell also picks up the electric keys for the tune "Travelin Man" – done here as an overdubbed "duet", and one of the hippest tunes on the entire record! Other titles include "Abscretions", "Equipoise", "Prayer For Peace", "Departure No 2", "Sweet Song", and "Emil Danenberg". LP, Vinyl record album

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CrusadersChain Reaction ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
On this one, the Crusaders definitely crossed from jazz into funk – but who cares, because the album's so darn great! The record's got a tight LA groove, with some excellent electric keyboards, sweet sax solos, and tight drumming throughout. True proof that sometimes a lot of money can be put to good use to improve a band's sound in the studio – and with the tracks to back it up, like "Creole", "Chain Reaction", "Rainbow Visions", "Hallucinate", and "Soul Caravan". This is album is to jazz funk what Steely Dan's Aja was to 70s rock! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a spot of marker in one corner.)

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CrusadersCrusaders 1 ... LP
Chisa/Blue Thumb, 1971. Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
Sweet funky Crusaders – one of the first records the group made after dropping the "Jazz" from their name, and a soulful electric set through and through! The group still have that tightly-crafted soul jazz sound that made their late 60s recordings so great – but they're also stretching out here in more of a 70s electric funk mode – letting the keyboards of Joe Sample really set the tone for most of the numbers, as Wilton Felder's basslines weave with the drums of Stix Hooper to create a set of really great tracks. The double-length album is overflowing with great numbers – and in addition to the contributions of the core quartet, the album also features guitar from Larry Carlton, David T Walker, and Arthur Adams – plus a bit of extra bass from Chuck Rainey! The hip sound is a bit like some of Hugh Masekela's best jazz-based work for Chisa – and titles include "Full Moon", "Sweet Revival", "Mud Hole", "It's Just Gotta Be That Way", "Three Children", "Mosadi", and "So Far Away". LP, Vinyl record album

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CrusadersFree As The Wind ... CD
MCA, 1977. Used ... $6.99
The Crusaders are really going strong at this point – in near-hit status, almost acting as the Steely Dan of LA jazz. The sound is certainly slicker than before, but in a way that's actually pretty darn nice – as Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Stix Hooper, and Larry Carlton come together with effortless ease – dipping, turning, twisting, and still hitting a nice groove on the best tunes. Tracks include "Nite Crawler", "Feel It", "River Rat", "Free As The Wind", and "Sweet N Sour". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CrusadersImages ... LP
Blue Thumb, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Hard to miss with The Crusaders at this point – and the album's one of their stone classics from the 70s – just the kind of soulful fusion that few other groups could touch! The core trio of Joe Sample's keyboards, Wilton Felder's saxes, and Stix Hooper's drums is augmented by the guitar of Billy Rogers and bass of Robert Popwell – both players who slide in warmly to the grooves, yet still help the combo keep that lean, funky sound they first forged after dropping the first word from their Jazz Crusaders name. Things are never slick at all, and the use of vocals and larger instrumentation is yet to come – leaving the album a tight, right, outta sight groover all the way through! Titles include "Fairy Tales", "Merry Go Round", "Cosmic Reign", "Snowflake", "Covert Action", and "Bayou Bottoms". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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CrusadersPut It Where You Want It/Mosadi (Woman) ... 7-inch
Blue Thumb, 1972. Very Good+ ... $4.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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CrusadersRural Renewal ... CD
Verve, 2003. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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CrusadersScratch/Way Back Home ... 7-inch
Blue Thumb, 1974. Very Good+ ... $0.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(With jukebox strip.)

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CrusadersThose Southern Knights ... LP
Blue Thumb/ABC, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
Apart from the title's terrible pun on the Glenn Campbell hit of the mid 70s, this album's a real treat – a very soulful batch of smooth funky jazz tunes by The Crusaders, who by this point have fully emerged to claim the throne of the pop soul jazz genre they virtually invented. The record's got razor-sharp production, which you'll hear perfectly in the album's jazz stepping hit "Keep That Same Old Feeling", one of the best tunes ever to come from the pen of Wayne Henderson, and a track that he recorded endlessly with other groups. Other tracks include "Feeling Funky", "Spiral", and "Til The Sun Shines". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a partially unglued top seam.)

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Dixie Bee-LinersSusanville ... CD
Pinecastle, 2009. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Digipack has some pen on the back cover and a mark through the barcode.)

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Fatback BandNYCNYUSA ... LP
Spring, 1977. Very Good ... $5.99
A fantastic bit of funk from Fatback – and one of those records that still makes us scratch our heads, and say "Man, how can they make music this tight?" The sound is impeccable – bass and drums really right on the money, with a focus that's a huge influence on countless acts to come – and this wonderful way of still being loose and fluid, while being impeccably played – hardly the too-uptight sounds you might get from other stiffer funk acts of the second half of the 70s! There's a really organic, collaborative feel to the whole groove – which also comes across in the way the vocals are laid down – almost as if the whole group's stumbling onto the lyrics at once through their musical inspiration – on killer cuts that include "Spank The Baby", "NYCNYUSA", "Cosmic Woman", "Double Dutch", and "Soul Finger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has stuck-on paper on the bottom 3 inches on front, and peeling on the bottom half on back.)

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Grupo MedusaGrupo Medusa ... LP
Som Da Gente (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $26.99
Grupo Medusa were one of the best fusion combos on the great Som Da Gente label – and their early albums defined the direction that Brazilian jazz was taking in the 80s. The band features some great keyboard work on Fender Rhodes and clavinet by Amilson Godoy, plus some great guitar playing by Heraldo Do Monte, in a style that's much more strident and upbeat than some of his solo albums. The session's got a bit of funk, a bit of breeziness, and lots of tight jazzy playing. Titles include "Pe No Chao", "Uma Viagem", "Ponto De Fusao", and "Baiana". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Guided By VoicesBee Thousand ... CD
Matador, 1994. Used ... $9.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Herbie Hancock & Foday Musa SusoVillage Life ... CD
Columbia, 1985. Used ... $24.99
An early world music/jazz collaboration production from Bill Laswell, a format he'd return to again and again in later years. For the most part, the tunes seem to be excursions on Musa Suso's native Gambian rhythms, plucked out as gentle arpeggios on the Kora, with Herbie's subtle keys and synths complementing nicely. Our favorite though is the Hancock somposition "Early Warning", a spacious keyboard piece with delicate accompaniment by Musa Suso. Includes three other pieces "Moon/Light", "Ndan Ndan Nyaria" and "Kanatente". CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Tim HardinSuite For Susan Moore & Damion – We Are – One One All In One ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
A beautiful late album from Tim Hardin – a full suite of tracks dedicated to wife Susan (aka The Lady Came From Baltimore) and his new son Damion – all done in a style that's far more complicated, ambitious, and personal than before! The work here has a shaky brilliance – as Hardin unsurely expresses his joy and insecurity at the thought of having a family – honest about his own shortcomings and personal problems, but also wonderfully filled with a sense of joy as well. There's a sense of pain and conflict in the work that runs deeper than that in most of Hardin's earlier music for Verve – and the album's a real lost treasure that's worth seeking out. Titles include "Everything Good Become More True", "First Love Song", "Question Of Birth", "Last Sweet Moments", "Magician", "Loneliness She Knows", and "One One The Perfect Sum" LP, Vinyl record album
(360 Sound stereo pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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William HartThousand Miles Away (short, long) ... 12-inch
Silver Spur, 1982. Near Mint- ... $1.99
From the Delfonics. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels have some pen.)

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Keith JarrettSolo Concerts – Bremen Lausanne (3LP set) ... LP
ECM, 1973. Very Good+ 3LP Box + Booklet ... $9.99
Sublime solo piano – from that early 70s moment when Keith Jarrett was not only finding a whole new voice for himself, but also creating a whole new format in music! The tracks here are all long, live, solo improvisations – played by Jarrett at a level that's unbridled, but never totally free jazz – full of spirit and imagination, and always with this sense of tunefulness that's maybe even more impressive than if he was playing in a noisier way! LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing, includes the booklet. Box has light stains, split corners, and a torn wrap-around.)

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Jazz CrusadersFreedom Sound ... LP
Pacific Jazz, 1961. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Sublime early soul jazz from the Jazz Crusaders – a seminal set that really has the group taking off right away! The use of "freedom" in the title is well placed – as the set definitely shows the players stretching out a bit on their solos – hinting at the magic that would move even more forward during their Lighthouse recordings – while still hanging onto the great groove that took them from Texas to the top of the LA scene! Every player's got a key presence here – Wilton Felder on tenor, Wayne Henderson on trombone, Joe Sample on piano, and Stix Hooper on drums – and the set also features some guest rhythm work from Jimmy Bond on bass and Roy Gaines on guitar, both of whom bring a nice pulse to the set. Titles include "The Geek", "Freedom Sound", and "Coon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and seam splits.)

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✨✧ Jazz CrusadersHappy Again ... CD
Sin-Drome, 1995. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Patti LaBelleFeels Like Another One (club, percusapella, radio edit, dub inst, dub) ... 12-inch
MCA, 1991. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has an index label on front.)

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✨✧ Last CrusadeSuper Guy (Flying High) (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Brown Dog, 1974. Very Good+ ... $7.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Minyo CrusadersEchoes Of Japan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the most unique funk groups we've ever heard – one who bring together Japanese roots, and inflect them with a much more global sense of groove! The approach is maybe Lagos by way of Kyoto – with maybe a stop in Addis Ababa during the trip – but the end result is also a lot more complicated and compelling than that description might sound – given all the unusual vocal and instrumental inflections on the set! The retro style of the cover has a message on the back that states "authentic folk songs of Japan" – but the approach here might be better dubbed as future songs of Japan – because with any hope, the strength of these guys will lead to more great records in years to come. Titles include "Kushimoto Bushi", "Toichin Bushi", "Aizubandasian", "Sumo Jinku", "Mamurogawa Ondo", and "Yasugi Bushi". CD

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Zane Musa/John Heard/Hugh MasekelaStraight Ahead 45RPM Label Sampler – Jive Samba/Doodlin/You'll Never Know (one-sided single) ... 12-inch
Straight Ahead, 2006. Sealed ... $11.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(200 gram Quiex pressing.)

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New York Port AuthorityThree Thousand Miles From Home ... LP
Invictus, 1977. Very Good+ ... $8.99
One of the funkiest groups on the Invictus label – a tight combo who've got some wonderful energy throughout! The group may well be the same combo that recorded earlier as the Port Authority Band for the US Navy (we've never been sure of that) – and this album's definitely got the same wonderful blend of jazz and soul, served up with lots of funky rhythms underneath – upbeat and uptempo, in ways that aren't exactly club, but which aren't that far off either! There's some great tight horns on the set – almost in a Brass Construction mode, but a bit leaner too – and some cuts have these really cool moogy keyboards that we totally love. Titles include "I Got It", "I Don't Want To Work Today", "Rainbow", "Guess I'm Gonna Cry", and "Twilight Zone". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has some wear with a tracklist sticker.)
Also available Three Thousand Miles From Home (with bonus tracks) ... CD 13.99

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New York Port AuthorityThree Thousand Miles From Home (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the funkiest groups on the Invictus label – a tight combo who've got some wonderful energy throughout! The group may well be the same combo that recorded earlier as the Port Authority Band for the US Navy (we've never been sure of that) – and this album's definitely got the same wonderful blend of jazz and soul, served up with lots of funky rhythms underneath – upbeat and uptempo, in ways that aren't exactly club, but which aren't that far off either! There's some great tight horns on the set – almost in a Brass Construction mode, but a bit leaner too – and some cuts have these really cool moogy keyboards that we totally love. Titles include "I Got It", "I Don't Want To Work Today", "Rainbow", "Guess I'm Gonna Cry", and "Twilight Zone". Includes bonus tracks "I Got It (part 1)", "I Got It (part 2)", "I Got It (special disco version)", and "I Used To Hate It (special disco version)". CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)
Also available Three Thousand Miles From Home ... LP 8.99

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Bruno NicolaiIl Tuo Vizio E Una Stanza Chiusa E Solo Io Ne Ho La Chiave ... LP
Dagored (Italy), 1972. New Copy ... About June 15, 2018
A wonderful score by Bruno Nicolai – one that follows strongly in the mode of work from the time by frequent collaborator, Ennio Morricone! The approach on most tracks is spare and moody – using a lot of harpsichord over light orchestrations – and going for a tense feel that matches the spirit of the horror film, but which also has some surprisingly sweet and sexy moments from time to time. The reissue features 20 tracks in all, with great sound – and tunes are sequentially titled by number, as they appear in the film. LP, Vinyl record album

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Dusan RadicDschingis Khan (Genghis Khan) ... LP
Liberty (Germany), Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Bottom cover seam is slightly unglued.)

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Krzysztof SadowskiThree Thousand Points (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the hippest records we've ever heard from this Polish keyboardist – a set that has him stepping past the simple Hammond modes of his earlier years, and into a realm of much freer-flowing fusion! Sadowski still mostly plays Hammond on the set – but also a bit of Fender Rhodes and ring modulator as well – all on long tracks that feature soprano sax, flute, and lots of nicely stepping basslines. The style's often a bit more righteous than it is funky, and both sides come from different live performances in the mid 70s – the latter of which features some really cool vocal effects from Liliana Urbanska – in a hip grooving mode that's pretty great! Titles include "Syrinx", "Ten Nasz Zwyczanjny Swiat", "Sorcery", and "Suita Trzy Tysiace". CD features three bonus tracks too – "Trzy Tysiace", "Oleo", and "Ten Nasz Zwyczajny Swiat". CD

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Singers Unlimited & Art Van DammeInvitation (Pausa) ... LP
MPS, 1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
One of the coolest albums ever cut by the Singers Unlimited – thanks to great instrumentation from the mighty Art Van Damme! Art plays accordion – in a way that works perfectly with the banks of sound and sweetness we love from the group – an instrument whose own breathy tones turns out to be a perfect accompaniment for their harmonies, especially in the way it sets a very melancholy mood! Other instrumentation is great too – relatively spare use of the guitar of Sigi Schwab, plus vibes from Heribert Thusek, bass from Eberhard Weber, and drums from Charly Antolini – and titles include a really sublime version of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Wave", plus "Violets For Your Furs", "Cherry", "Spring Is Here", "Ecstasy", "We Could Be Flying", and "Invitation". LP, Vinyl record album
(PAUSA pressing from 1980.)

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Tortusa & Inge BreisteinMind Vessel ... CD
Jazzland (Norway), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the deeper, darker sets we've heard from the Jazzland label in recent years – a set that blends the saxophone of Inge Weatherhead Breistein with lots of layered electronics – at a level that takes us back to our favorite records from the early days of the label! Things here are relatively abstract, with the core elements moved into darkly melodic territory that almost feels like a later more mature answer to sonic territory explored by ECM and 4AD in decades past – delivered here also as a statement to the studio talents of Tortusa, who produced the whole record. Titles include "Snow Mold", "Hopes", "Mind Vessel", "Keep Coming Back", "Corrosion Is A Natural Process", and "Ceiling Filled With Water". CD

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✨✧ Tousan (aka Allen Toussaint)Wild Sound Of New Orleans ... LP
RCA, 1958. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Some of the earliest work ever recorded by New Orleans soul legend Allen Toussaint! The tunes are mostly instrumental – with Toussaint on piano, stomping up a storm with lots of wild playing in that heavy-handed, triplet-heavy 1950s New Orleans mode. The tracks romp along in a nice crescent city groove – not funky, but with that roots of funk sound that always makes work from this period hold up nicely. A really great blueprint for the magic to come from one of the great producer/arrangers of the century! Titles include "Bono", "Whirlaway", "Tim Tam", "Po Boy Walk", and "Nashua". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Transformer LootbagFull Time Neat Guy Plan/That's Why, Me Too/Human Candiru/Usable Square Footage ... 7-inch
Mafia Money, 1997. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ John Scott TrotterThousand & One Notes ... LP
Warner, 1958. Very Good ... $7.99
One of the grooviest albums we've ever heard from John Scott Trotter – an arranger who spent a fair bit of time working with Bing Crosby, but who's definitely going for the hi-fi crowd with the vibrant sound of this set! The orchestrations are full, with a fair bit of strings and woodwinds – but Trotter often eschews sleepier styles for more pointed modes – and has the ensemble working with just the kind of flurry of notes he mentions in the title! Tracks include "Sabre Dance", "Blue Tango", "Solitude", "Tico Tico", and "Gobelues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some splitting on the top seam.)
 
 
 



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